Low-Income Child Safety Seat Distribution and Education Program

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Virginia law
requires that all children up to age 8 be in a child restraint device (which includes a booster seat).

Parents, foster parents, legal guardians of a child aged 7 or younger and pregnant women in their third trimester may be eligible for a free child car safety seat from the Health Department. Please see the eligibility criteria below.

For more information or to register in Fairfax County, call 703-246-8850.

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a free car seat through the Child Safety Seat Education and Distribution Program, clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Residents of Fairfax County, Falls Church or Fairfax City
  • Must meet income eligibility requirements (any government assistance such as WIC, FAMIS or Medicaid is qualifying)
  • Parent, foster parent, or legal guardian of a child aged 0-7 or be in the third trimester of pregnancy
  • Must attend 2-hour safety seat class on proper installation and use

Program Information

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Safety Resources

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